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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, December 9, 1942
U-Boat Attack near Bermuda

SS Coamo was topredoed by U-604 off of Bermuda while en route to New York. The ship was detached from the convoy she started in and was never heard from again. This was the greatest loss of a merchant crew of any US Flag merchant vessel during WWII

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 186

Namesort descending Service Branch
Pantryman Antonio Corpus USMM
Sea 2c Andrew Corrao USN
Utility Maurice Corriveau USMM
Sea 2c Louis Craven USN
Sea 2c George Crowder USN
Sea 2c Harold Crowder USN
Sea 2c Philip Crowley USN
Sea 2c Joyce Curtis USN
Cook Salvador Davila USMM
Cox Walter Davis USN
A.B. Dwight De Priest USMM
Utility Joseph Dean USMM
Wiper Fermin Del Valle USMM
Purser Joseph Delatour USMM
F/W Eduardo Demo USMM
Lt(jg) Eugene Dettlaff USN
F/W Raffaele Didomenico USMM
Chief Mate James Dilling USMM
Utility Frank Drummond USMM
Sea 2c Walter Drvall USN


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